Young & Jackson's is proud to be showcasing Victoria's best Microbreweries with a selection of seasonal brews, limited releases, unique brews and one-off batches on tap. Our limited selection is reflective of the season with selected styles or themes represented.
Y&J's is famous for good beer. The hotel has been the flagship for Australia's most exciting beers since opening its doors in 1861 and continues to showcase Australia's best craft breweries and their range of beers.
The first licensee of Princes Bridge Hotel was John. P Toohey, who founded the Standard Brewery in Sydney and the famous 'Tooheys' Beer. Y&J's was also the first pub to sell Fosters, Crown Lager and many other tasty drops and we are proud continue that beer pioneering tradition today!
A colorful deep ruby amber appearance. Aromas of pine and grapefruit overlay a malt background. On the palate full bodied malty flavours with a tight and bitter finish.
Murray's whale ale is a refreshing wheat beer with a twist. Its high percentage of malted and unmalted wheat and aromatic late hop profile gives a unique take on a session strength ale. A classic light body, creamy mouthfeel and refreshing citric flavour. This is balanced with assertive late hopping, giving a fresh, light tropical fruit aroma and cleansing dry finish. Murray's whale ale is light gold in colour with the traditional cloudy appearance of wheat beers.
There was a time before bank accounts when exotic birds and the like were considered valuable currency and to keep your financial holding secure a Lark's Foot knot was employed. This Golden Ale deserves as much attention when it comes to its own security due to its luxurious flavours and textures that will be courted by all. Rich, light-bodied and wonderfully balanced, this new world ale has an irresistible aroma and a refreshing citrus tang.
Boa's Bind is a traditional knot used to keep barrels of hand-crafted Amber Ale from misbehaving the rolling over the feet of the experienced crew at Sail & Anchor! Just like its name, this Amber Ale is strong, hearty and full of body. Created with the use of Chinook and Cascade Hops along with 6 different type of malts, this this Amber grips you from the start with its seductive warm colouring, thirst quenching taste and deliciously bitter bite.
Taking inspiration from the Monkey's Fist knot that was once used to settle arguments between thirsty, angry sailors, this thirst quenching Pale Ale packs quite a fruit driven punch. With a knock-out combination of American hops and a refreshingly bitter aftertaste, this Pale Ale will satisfy even the saltiest seafarer!
Filtered for smooth and refreshing crispness with medium carbonation, the 100% malted grain profile is a combination of pilsner, carapils and light munich, while the hop bill include the notable German hop tettnang, Australia's helga, and pacifica and waimea from new zealand. The sweet malt characters are balanced by the earthy spice, fresh citrus kick and floral aroma derived from the hops.
We love our Pale Ale and throw bag loads of whole hop flowers that we source direct from hop growers in Victoria, Tassie and the US throughout the brewing process. These hops provide the intense citrus and stone fruit characters that we carefully balanced with select speciality malts and a local pale malt made to our own specifications. A beer that's ultimately refreshing with a distinct bitterness leaving the palette craving for more. Preservative and additive free our Pale Ale is live-yeast conditioned for unmatched freshness and character and takes about six weeks from brewing to being released.
The 4 Pines Keller Door (or Beer Cellar) is where the 4 Pines Brew Team really unleash their creative talents. It is a range of small batch releases that we'll be showcasing at 4 Pines in Manly and in a few hand selected venues around Australia. The best part is that each 'series' will be released as a 'set of 4 beers'. Therefore each 4 Pines Keller Door release will have 4 different beer styles within that series.
Traditional North American Style Pale Ale. Big, hairy and approachable! Colour: Golden Amber Aroma: Hop driven Fruity & Herbaceous, Passionfruit & Melon, floral in flavour. Hops: Cascade (USA) & Hint of Nelson Sauvin (NZ).
Brewed in the burton-on-trent style. Secondary fermentation gives the cloudy appearance Fruity and floral characters balanced with a crisp bitterness. No additives or preservatives. A classic session beer.
Unfiltered heferweisen beer with strong banana flavour on the nose, fruity flavours, rich in clove, nutmeg and cinnamon characteristics. Low in bitterness.
Australian barley, wheat and Galaxy hops, Pacific Ale is cloudy and golden with a big fruity aroma and freshing finish. No. 2 in Critic’s Choice Australia’s best beers list 2012.
Brewed in Brunswick, grown in Victoria this is an authentic, smooth, sensational sparkling bitter ale. Light caramel orange aroma and robust flavour.
American style India Pale Ale strong pine needle and citrus aroma followed by an aggressive bitterness and dry finish. No. 1 in Critic’s Choice Australia’s best beers list 2012.
American brown ale, Complex session ale. malty, toasty,chocolate aroma, with citrus from American hops. Malt, chocolate flavour - once slightly warmed a raspberry character.
A rich malt flavoured ale with rounded body. A small amount of chocolate malt in mix delivers bittersweet roasted caramel flavour, mild English hops balance the sweet malt and dry hopping infuses a floral and spice aroma. Dark auburn in, colour it is smooth and well balanced.
A light Belgian pale Ale is fused with an American pale hopping regime resulting in seamless balance between yeast and hop aroma and flavour. Belgo represents a departure from classic beer styles – a beer with flavour and personality with no lingering bitterness.
IPA brewed with ‘Mosaic’ Hops which aroms of stone fruit, peach and apricot abound, and lead into a palate bursting with passionfruit, pine and grassy notes
A medium to full bodied Irish Style Ale beer with a light reddish hue. A malt accented beer which starts with initial malt sweetness and finishes with a dryness from the addition of small quantities of roasted barley. Kent Golding hops provide the low hop bitterness and aroma which in keeping with this style. An easy drinking smooth beer.
UK style ESB (Extra special Bitter) Red in colour, carbonated using nitrogen rather than CO2 – so it has a fine bead, and dense, rich foam. Aroma: Floral, grassy hop at first, then soft caramel notes from the malt. Flavour: Malty. Hint of Roast Malt at the finish.
Traditional English style ‘real ale’. Deep Amber in colour with a rich malt body and floral hop aroma. Burnt toffee notes with a soft floral English hop character. Handcrafted, and no preservatives, additives and pasteurisation.
True south have been cultivating their own hops in the Buckland Valley, saaz, wurtenburger and hallertau to be precise. These have recently been harvested and added fresh to an Imperial (all pilsner malt) pilsner. The result is an exhibition 7% pilsner with fresh hops locally grown and added 24hours after harvest giving incredible bitterness (60 IBU) and aromatics.
All beer can be classified as either a lager or an ale. The differences begin during the brewing process. Whether the beer is an ale or lager is defined by the type of yeast used in the brew and the temperature at which fermentation takes place. Ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeast, which allows for rapid fermentation at warmer temperatures; lagers are brewed with bottom fermenting yeast, which ferments more slowly, and at colder temperatures.
Ales are brewed with top-fermenting yeasts at temperatures from 15-25 deg C. Ales are matured for shorter periods and at warmer temperatures. They include a wide range of beer styles from porters and stouts to pale ales and wheat beer. Generally, ales are higher in alcohol, more robust and complex than lagers.
This beer is made with bottom yeast, so called because it flocculates to the bottom of the vat. Traditionally bottom yeast will ferment at cold temperatures less than 10 deg C. Now fermentation takes place at 12-18 deg C. This cold or deep fermentation allows the malt and hops to assert their fine flavours. Lager tends to paler, drier and less alcoholic than ales.
Pilsener or pils beer originated in Bohemia where brewers first found beer that was over-wintered or lagered improved if stored in cool caves and kept on ice.
German lagers, including beers such as bock and marzen, are made according to the Bavarian Purity Laws of 1516 to ensure the beer is all-malt (no sugar) and hopped with bitter and aromatic varieties (noble hops). Some German-style beers are described as “helles” meaning pale or blonde. Pale beers grew in popularity following the adoption of the glass for drinking in the 19th Century.